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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Configuring video profiles

By default, there are three video profiles.

  • low-resolution
  • med-resolution
  • high-resolution

The default video profiles can be customized, and new profiles can be created.

To create or edit a video profile:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera ManagerVideo Profile.
  2. Click Create New or select an existing video profile and click Edit.
  3. Configure the following information:
    Name Enter a name to identify the video profile.
    Video codec Select a video codec from Default, H.264 AVC, and H.265 HEVC.
    Resolution

    Select the amount of detail in the image from the dropdown menu.

    Lower resolutions feature less detail but are faster to transmit.

    Higher resolutions produce a clearer image but require more bandwidth. A higher resolution is preferable if the camera is recording a large space, such as a parking lot, where small details like faces and license plates could be important.

    Note: Resolution greatly impacts performance, bandwidth, and the rate at which the disk space is consumed.

    Frames per second

    Type the number of frames per second (FPS).

    Conventional video is 24 frames per second. More frames per second may be useful if you need to record very fast motion, but increasing FPS will also increase disk usage and CPU usage.

    Bitrate mode

    Select a bitrate:

    • Variable: Automatically adjust the stream to the minimum bitrate required by the current video frames while maintaining video quality.
    • Fixed: Manually specify a constant bitrate.
      Specifying a bitrate that is too low may result in poor quality.
      Specifying a bitrate that is too high may needlessly consume extra bandwidth.

    Bitrate

    Type the bitrate that will be used.

    This setting appears and is applicable only if the Bitrate mode is Fixed.

    Quality

    Select the video quality from Extra Low, Low, Normal, High, and Extra High.

    Audio enable

    Toggle to enable or disable audio in the video stream or recording.

  4. Select OK.

Configuring video profiles

By default, there are three video profiles.

  • low-resolution
  • med-resolution
  • high-resolution

The default video profiles can be customized, and new profiles can be created.

To create or edit a video profile:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera ManagerVideo Profile.
  2. Click Create New or select an existing video profile and click Edit.
  3. Configure the following information:
    Name Enter a name to identify the video profile.
    Video codec Select a video codec from Default, H.264 AVC, and H.265 HEVC.
    Resolution

    Select the amount of detail in the image from the dropdown menu.

    Lower resolutions feature less detail but are faster to transmit.

    Higher resolutions produce a clearer image but require more bandwidth. A higher resolution is preferable if the camera is recording a large space, such as a parking lot, where small details like faces and license plates could be important.

    Note: Resolution greatly impacts performance, bandwidth, and the rate at which the disk space is consumed.

    Frames per second

    Type the number of frames per second (FPS).

    Conventional video is 24 frames per second. More frames per second may be useful if you need to record very fast motion, but increasing FPS will also increase disk usage and CPU usage.

    Bitrate mode

    Select a bitrate:

    • Variable: Automatically adjust the stream to the minimum bitrate required by the current video frames while maintaining video quality.
    • Fixed: Manually specify a constant bitrate.
      Specifying a bitrate that is too low may result in poor quality.
      Specifying a bitrate that is too high may needlessly consume extra bandwidth.

    Bitrate

    Type the bitrate that will be used.

    This setting appears and is applicable only if the Bitrate mode is Fixed.

    Quality

    Select the video quality from Extra Low, Low, Normal, High, and Extra High.

    Audio enable

    Toggle to enable or disable audio in the video stream or recording.

  4. Select OK.